According to a study conducted across three US universities, you’re 75 percent more likely to get divorced if at least one member of your close friendship circle ends their marriage. Yep, 75 percent, researchers arrived at this extraordinary figure using a longitudinal study, which examined participants over a 32-year period. Their findings, published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information showed that divorce was something that could be passed on through “social contagion.”
- Did you get divorced right after a couple you were friends with got divorced?
- Do you think you’d still be married if your husband or wife’s friend didn’t get divorced?